[LAU] mastering dilemma

Lieven Moors lievenmoors at gmail.com
Thu Sep 12 18:53:52 UTC 2013

On Thu, Sep 05, 2013 at 01:07:47PM -0500, Brent Busby wrote:
> I'm going about the process of trying to learn what goes into
> commercial mastering (yeah, I know...), and one of the conundrums
> I've run into is that while most commercially produced music has a
> particular sort of common EQ curve to it, I have to really force
> myself to try to want that curve when I'm mixing.  Really, it just
> sounds cold.  Almost anything sounds better (at least on good
> speakers) with less cutting around 120-180Hz than most CD's seem to
> have.  And it really must be the result of EQ cuts too -- apart from

Mastering is also about getting a good sound on a lot of different
sound systems. My first guess would be that this frequency range could 
be problematic on some frequently used (and often cheap) systems, 
like car radios f.e.



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